Articles published in April, 2010

Pitching duo has JCU in the OAC hunt

It always helps to have good pitching. The John Carroll University softball team learned that this week, as the team was the beneficiary of solid performances from sophomore Brittany Danilov and senior Sam Thompson. JCU’s formidable one-two punch combined to shutout opponents in three consecutive games before slipping up in the second game of a…

‘Household Tales’ comical, but confusing at conclusion

How many times have you talked to a friend about your family and been too embarrassed to tell the complete truth? What if your whole life turned out to be an experiment? What are the secrets that we hide from each other?  These are all questions that are presented in the play “Household Tales,” a…

‘Death at a Funeral’ lively in its comedy

 Sibling rivalry, family secrets, and a few hallucinogens threaten to blow the lid right off of the coffin in Hollywood’s remake of the 2007 British film, “Death at a Funeral.” The film, which was directed by Neil LaBute shows a surprisingly comical day in the life of a family in the wake of death.…

That's what See said: Leave the lip synching to the professionals

Milli Vanilli at Lake Compounce, Ashlee Simpson on “Saturday Night Live,” and Greek Week at JCU. What do they all have in common? They’re three of the most famous examples of lip-synching. Well, at least until I got involved. For those of you who don’t know, “Lip Sync” is the name of the grand finale…

Taxed enough already

As Tea Party rallies are held across the nation on tax day, JCU students organized their own protest on campus

Chapstick: N-Oprah

I don’t like Oprah. There isn’t a reason behind it or anything, it’s just the way I feel.  I often think when watching her show that the melodrama of it all is annoying and her facial expressions never really change, whether she’s happy, sad or giving away humpback whales.  It always annoyed me that she…

New major, new opportunity

After becoming a minor only last fall, East Asian Studies will soon be offered as a major at John Carroll University starting in the fall of 2010.   Originally offered only as a concentration, EAS was approved as an official major by JCU faculty last week. “Student interest [in the program] has been growing steadily,” said…

OurView: No matter your party, let’s all party with the Tea Party

This past week, John Carroll University students organized and participated in a Tea Party protest on campus. The protest was to voice the opinions of those who feel that the government spending is excessive and their expansion is an encroachment on their personal liberties. While I do not necessarily agree with the Tea Party ideals,…

New vegan program promotes healthy dieting

According to a few of its 11,700 Facebook fans, the “21-Day Vegan Kickstart” online program has been worthy of the buzz it has been getting lately. Based on studies by the clinical researcher, Dr. Neal Barnard, the “21-Day Vegan Kickstart”  is a community-based program  offering  support for beginners exploring the idea of  a vegan diet,…

JCU professor recounts WWII experience in new book

Richard Hansler was 19 years old when an explosion on a B-17 bomber left him stranded in enemy territory during World War II. Hansler is currently an adjunct professor of physics and the director of The Lighting Innovations Institute at John Carroll University. In 1943, however, he was a navigator for the U.S. Army Air…

Softball fights for sixth straight win

Good times continue for the John Carroll University softball team as they have won six consecutive games. They swept a pair of games with Muskingum College and Capital University this past week, with the two wins over Muskingum marking the first time JCU swept a doubleheader with their conference foe since 1990.  Continuing their trend…

Bashir likely winner of Sudanese elections

Counting is currently underway in Sudan’s first multi-party elections in over 24 years.  Though counting will not officially be over for some time, all signs point to sitting Pres. Omar al-Bashir as coming out on top. Last week, election officials extended the voting period by an extra two days due to voter complaints of technical…

Track and Field team does well at All-Ohio Championships

The JCU track and field program competed and excelled at the All-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University on April 17. The Blue Streaks were paced by several top performances and All-Ohio showings on the day.  The men’s team finished sixth overall in the 19-team field, while the women’s team placed 11th out of 19 teams.…

Shaq, Ben Stein make a scene at JCU

Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Shaquille O’Neal, and actor/commentator Ben Stein came to John Carroll University’s campus on April 12 to film a commercial. “Shaquille O’Neal and Ben Stein are the spokespeople for a national company that wanted to use a college campus as the backdrop for its latest commercial shoot,” said Tonya Strong-Charles, JCU director of…

Volcano paralyzes air traffic in Europe

The crater at the summit of the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 17, which has released a lingering volcanic ash plume that has paralyzed air traffic in Europe. (AP) Eyjafjallajökull. No, that is not a misprint, but the name of a large volcano on Iceland’s southern coast that is spewing ash across…

Tea Party shows that JCU doesn’t take sides

On Thursday, April 15, the John Carroll Conservatives hosted a Tea Party on campus. Over 500 people from northeastern Ohio and John Carroll University were in attendance. The purpose of the event was to take a stand against policies of the current U.S. government and the Obama administration. Along with supporters of the cause some…

World Wide Web: Tea Party – serious or circus act?

What a buzzkill. Maybe I was naive to expect anything more than the usual conservative talking points and propaganda at last week’s Tea Party. But Tea Party supporters are naive if they think they’ll ever be able to make any sort of meaningful contribution to society simply by bashing the government and predicting the downfall…

Humans vs. Zombies invades campus

John Carroll’s first ever Humans vs. Zombies game played out last week across campus. Students plunged into the game, sporting bright orange bandanas on their heads and arms, signifying their roles as zombies or humans, respectively. Organized by sophomores Chris Sarris and George Banaszak, Humans vs. Zombies is essentially a giant game of tag, pitting…

Political Voice: Taxation of the nation

Another potential gift from the Obama Administration is coming for the American public.  It’s called the Value Added Tax.  It’s something that not only every college student should be aware of, but also every American consumer. The federal government is starting to seem more and more like a pubescent teen who receives his/her paycheck from…

Spring concert fails to ‘take you there’

Less than half of the normal attendance was at the spring concert The annual spring concert, which featured Sean Kingston and Chamillionaire, only sold 518 tickets this year. However, only 428 students were in attendance at the concert on Sunday, April 18 in the DeCarlo Varsity Gymnasium.  Erin Flaherty, SUPB chair of major events, said,…

CN interview with Chamillionaire

The Carroll News had the chance to catch up with Chamillionaire, whose legal name is Hakeem Seriki, and ask him about what the future holds, particularly this summer, for his career. CN: Your next album is coming out this summer. Kanye, Eminem and Drake are all going to release albums soon. What are your picks…

Infeld’s commitment must continue

April 10 marked University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld’s first 100 days in office. Mayor Infeld was sworn into office in January after former-Mayor Beryl Rothschild was required to step down from her seat after 32 years in office, due to term limits. We commend Infeld for her efforts to re-evaluate the City’s budget, re-format the…

Word for Word: 4-22-2010

“How can anyone call them human beings? They are beasts who are killing people. The government should finish them off once and for all.” – Jabbar Ali, a Pakistani man whose leg was wounded in a suicide bombing at a center for refugees displaced by a Pakistani military offensive against militants. The attack killed 38…

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet fills Dolan

Paul Muldoon’s quirky, mad-scientist appearance with large gray hair and glasses exemplifies his ability to formulate his own award-winning writing style. Last Thursday evening, the Northern Irish poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Muldoon, spoke in Dolan Auditorium. “[He] has been called, by the [London] Times Literary Supplement, ‘the most important writer in English born after…

Sher It Like It Is: Hit/miss: a conference at The New York Times

The New York Times is known around the world as a prestigious and reputable news source. In New York City, it is the namesake of Times Square. Last weekend, it was also the site of “Inside The Times,” a workshop for college newspaper editors. Bob Seeholzer and I were two of those editors. With high…